I seek your advice over something. It's been 3 years since I've owned a manual Corolla GLi and I've been fairly happy with it. Now that I've graduated and I've found a job which is far from home, I'm thinking of switching to a car with auto tranny. The option which tempts me most would be a used 08-09 VTi Oriel, however, I find myself facing a dilemma.
The thing is, my car is in pristine condition and I've maintained it affectionately. However, I am thinking of a used vehicle, about which one can never be sure how it's been kept over time. What should I do? Look for a clean 8th gen or buy a new Auto City (which is one of the alternates)? I'm not considering the Axio since it is very similar to my present car from the inside.